Welcome, listeners. It is I, your host for the month. It’s Matt. And I’m here at the actual store in Puente Hills. It’s PH Mazda. And what I’m trying to do for everybody now is just trying to give a little bit of a different perspective. So I’m trying to actually get some customers that come in after they’ve purchased their cars, see if they want to talk to me a little bit and tell me about it. I was lucky enough to find my guy here, newfound friend of mine, really cool dude. His name is Josh. Now Josh, first off, thank you for doing this with me, man.
Absolutely, man. No problem.
It sounds great. So you were telling me off-air you’re actually from San Diego.
Yeah. I am from San Diego. Yes.
What made you come all the way to Puente Hills for your car?
They hooked me up, man [laughter]. They hooked me up. They gave me a deal I could not refuse.
Plain and simple, huh?
Sometimes you got to go to the source to get something better.
That makes sense. And not only that. I mean, you’re already getting great deals because you are catching onto the Black Friday sales events and everything like that. But something about this dealership here in particular just kind of– they tend to just turn it up a notch.
Yeah, man. They really take care of me. They took care of me, I should say. I came in. I spoke with somebody on the phone. We had the conversation. I was like, “All right. I’ll make it out there to see what you guys got on Black Friday.” And sure enough, they made me a deal could not refuse, so I had to go with it.
That’s awesome, man. So what did you end up picking up?
The Mazda 6 Touring in red. In red. I hope it’s not a cop magnet [laughter]. But I had to. I couldn’t turn down that red, man. It looks so beautiful.
That’s yours right outside?
That’s it right there. Look.
Dude, that’s beautiful. Dang.
Yeah [laughter]. Thank you, thank you.
Yeah, man. And look at them tires though. The wheels.
Well, the wheels, I had to go with that color combo, man. They told me they had one with black wheels. I was like, “That’s the one I want.”
“That’s the one.”
And initially, they gave me the red with, I think, it was their regular silver wheels. And I was like, “Do you guys got the black ones, by a chance?” And they’re like, “You know what, we’ll hook you up.” So I was like, “Say no more [laughter]. Take care of me. Please.”
“Where do I sign?”
That’s awesome. So all right. So tell me what else about the car really made you choose this one?
Honestly, man, I was looking at a lot of other sedans. And I’m sure you’ve heard of Apple CarPlay, right?
So I’m an iPhone guy, a heavy iPhone guy. So I was just looking for something that had that in particular. And I noticed that Mazda was actually integrating them into all their newer vehicles. Not everybody’s catching up, but slowly but surely, some people are. So I was just like, “You know what, I like this feature that comes with this Touring model.” So I just jumped on it, and I was like, “Yeah, man. That’s what I want. That’s what I like.” I like having the GPS straight from my phone. It just works. It just works.
Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It just works.
And that’s the one thing that Mazda’s always been doing. I mean, anyone that pays attention, Mazda really steps up what they do tech-wise. So they’re all about using technology as far as becoming gas savers, as far as safety features, as far as– and let’s just touch on that a little bit if you don’t mind. Your car – correct me if I’m wrong – that model there actually comes with the heads-up display?
It does. Yeah. So what one of the guys was showing me is it has that HUD or HUD, I guess, what they call it, heads-up display, like you said, and it shows you the miles per hour. So as you’re driving, you don’t need to look down to your speedometer.
Oh, the dashboard speedometers.
Yeah. So it’s right in front of you. So as you’re driving, you can see how fast you’re driving. And it shows the blind spot monitoring as well. So if there’s a car coming up on your left or on your right, you’ll see the little dots on there as well as on the mirrors, too, but you’ll see them right there, so you don’t even need to look over to actually see your mirrors. I mean, you still need to, of course. But it gives you that freedom of being able to just look there instead of having to turn, so. I like that. I feel like that’s a really good safety feature, in my opinion.
Yeah. Absolutely. Especially with something like, “Ooh, he’s got this shiny red.”
Yeah. You know what I mean [laughter]? I got to make sure nothing’s coming up on the side, creeping up on me [laughter].
Yeah. Absolutely. So I’ve been hanging around the shop a lot, talking to some of the dealers and everything. Of course, doing some reading too. I saw that that car actually was given by Car and Driver Magazine– they got five stars just overall rating.
Yeah. Yeah. I was actually looking into safety as well. I got some little ones. So I want to make sure I’m in a safe car. I want to make sure I’m in something that rides comfortably, my family can enjoy, and if, God forbid, something were to happen, we’re in a safe car.
You’re safe. Yeah.
Yeah. We’re in the safest car that’s possible. Yeah.
Yeah. So that’s great that you do that, man. Have you actually tried to take a seat in the back?
You know what, not yet [laughter]. But my kids love it. They always fall asleep. Always falling asleep. So, I mean, that leads me to believe that it’s pretty comfortable back seats [laughter]. So we’ll see. We’ll see.
Maybe I’ll let the wife drive and kiddo front. We’ll see. We’ll see [laughter].
So I know it’s been pretty packed around this time, as you kind of expect, because they have just crazy deals for everybody out there. So maybe you can just tell me a little bit how you managed to kind of get in and get out. I noticed you kind of came and you were in here for – I don’t know – maybe hour or so?
Yeah. I kind of just came in, signed some papers, shook some hands, and that was really it. Like I said, the majority of my deal was kind of set in stone over the phone. I kind of told them what I wanted, what I was looking for. So when I came in, they had a couple options for me. They did have the Sport and the Touring for me so I can test out both. I did take them both out for a spin. And I kind of was just sold on the Touring. Overall, I liked the feel of it. I liked, obviously, like I said, the color, the wheel combo, and the interior, man. It’s like you’re walking into– it’s a luxury interior to me. So I really liked it. It was definitely an upgrade from my old vehicle. So, yeah, to me, I just really liked the car, so I just ended up going with the Touring instead.
Yeah. No, I definitely think you made a good decision, man. For one, the outside, it looks good. It looks pretty sporty, to be honest.
Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. It’s–
The inside, it is pretty luxurious. It’s got that– what I like is that infotainment center. It’s got a pretty big display.
Yeah. So what’s crazy about that display is it’s only touch screen when you’re parked. So when you’re driving, you can’t reach out and touch it. That’s what one of the guys was telling me. I was trying to touch it while I was driving. He’s all, “No, no, no. You got to use the center knob.” So I guess they have a knob right in the middle, and you basically move that knob, and it highlights whatever icon you’re moving on screen or whatever section, and you can rotate. And it’s something you got to get used to. But I was trying it out and was like, “I can get used to this. It’s not too bad.” So, I mean, yeah, I feel like it’s a little safer than reaching over to the screen and touching it. So, yeah, I like that.
Yeah. It’s easier to keep it clean too. No fingerprints on it.
Right. Right. Exactly [laughter]. Yeah.
So you said you called somebody here on the phone. So just kind of walk me through if you don’t mind. Probably went to the website and then–
Yeah. So, yeah, I found their website. Like I said, I was doing my research. I checked out a couple dealerships out here in San Diego, but nothing really caught my attention. They didn’t really have what I was looking for in particular. They told me they could bring it from somewhere, but I was like, “No. I need to take advantage of these Black Friday deals.” So I looked a little a ways. It’s not too far from me. About two hours, two and a half hour drive. So I took the drive, brought the kids with me, brought the wife. And we just made it happen. We came up here. Like I said, I talked on the phone with these guys, and they told me, “Yeah. Come out. I got a couple things for you. We’ll talk, and we’ll see what we can do.” And like I said, I had done a lot of the preapproval stuff over the phone just to kind of make my trip quick. I got kids. Sometimes they can get fussy, especially being in a dealership for a while. You know how that goes. Two, three hours in there, maybe four. So I took care of all that stuff at home. And then once I got there, they told me, “Yeah. You just pick what you want, and we’ll go through the process.” And like I said, I picked out that Touring and say no more. We got the deal taken care of.
Listeners, do you see what I’m saying? Do you see how easy it is nowadays? You can hop online, go to phmazda.com. You’ll find a phone number on there. You can do a live chat with one of the internet sales people. They’ll answer all the questions you need, and you can set it up just like our boy Josh did. He came all the way, two hours, two and a half hours maybe, brought the family just because he understood, everything was pretty much laid out for him, and he was able to leave with– I’m telling you, this car looks really– I might leave with you.
Aye, man [laughter]. Let’s go, bro. Let’s go. I’ll let you test-drive it [laughter].
You got room for one more, bro? Let’s go. Like I said, man, I do want to just tell you thank you for doing this. I know I kind of approached you in a awkward way like, “Hey–”
“–I’m doing a podcast. You want to come on [laughter]?”
“All right. Let’s do it.” [crosstalk].
Yeah. So thank you for being game for that, man. Congratulations–
–on the car.
Thank you, thank you.
Puente Hills Mazda, I’ma speak on behalf of them. I’m sure that they are very grateful that you decided to follow through. I’m glad that they were able to help you. They do love to tell everybody, “You don’t have to spend half of your day in a dealership anymore. It’s not like that. It’s 2018, guys. You can do pretty much anything you need to online, over the phone, make things much easier, including purchasing a brand-new vehicle. So, Josh, man, I want to say good luck, drive safe.
Have fun, man. Say hello to all your kids. What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving, we’re going to get together with the family, going to go visit my parents. So it should be a fun time. Should be a fun time. We’re going to get some turkey going, some ham. The works. The works.
Oh, that sounds great. Okay. Well, San Diego, I mean, I got something I could do out there. You trying to bribe me or something?
Hey, bro. Come by, man [laughter]. Come by. Hey. 7 o’clock. Sure. I’ll see you there.
I love it, man. All right. I’ma see you guys next month. We’ll be closing it out December. So we’ve got some specials lined up in December. We’ll talk about some of our 2019s that you can start to do some research on. And then maybe early January, you guys will have some– we can get some reviews and things like that. So we got some things lined up. Make sure you tune in again to the PH Mazda Podcast. Josh, I appreciate your time, man.
Everybody else out there, if you got any questions, make sure you hit us up. We got the links all the time where you can find out where we’re at as far as social media goes, Instagram, Twitter, all of that and so much more. We’ll talk to you guys soon.